A forecast from HSBC suggesting gold will trade in a range bound by $1850 and $1970 for the rest of this year highlights our view that the gold trade currently lacks a definitive trend because of static supply and demand conditions.
Therefore, it is not surprising that the action in the US dollar is likely to remain the most dominating influence on gold until there is a discernible shift in the market's landscape.
However, at present we think the bear camp has the edge with a pattern of outflows from gold ETF holdings extending to twelve straight days (down 1.4% year-to-date), fears of slowing in the largest gold-consuming nation (China), and the unending overhang of rate hike fears...[MORE]
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